- Aruban florin
Aruban florin Arubaanse florijn (Dutch) ISO 4217 code AWG User(s) Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands) Inflation 4.1% Source Centrale Bank van Aruba, September 2006 Method CPI Pegged with U.S. dollar = 1.79 florin Subunit 1/100 cent Symbol Afl. Plural florin cent cent Coins 5, 10, 25, 50 cent, 1, 2½, 5 florin Banknotes 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 florin Central bank Central Bank of Aruba Website www.cbaruba.org Printer Joh. Enschedé Website www.joh-enschede.nl
The florin was introduced in 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antillean guilder at par. The currency has maintained the peg inherited from the gulden of 1.79 florin per 1 U.S. dollar.
In 1986, coins were introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, 1 and 2½ florin. Later on the 5 florin note was replaced by a square coin and the 2½ coin was discontinued. The 5 florin was later on in 2005 replaced with a round golden coin. All coins are struck in nickel-bonded steel with exception of the 5 florin which is a combination of copper and other metals. The 50 cent is the only square-shaped coin remaining, also known as "yotin".
Banco Central di Aruba (Central Bank of Aruba) introduced banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 florin and dated January 1, 1986. In 1990, the bank issued the same denominations in a colorful new family of notes designed by Aruban artist Evelino Fingal. As director of the Archaeological Museum, Fingal found inspiration in old Indian paintings and pot shards. Fingal combined decorative motives found on pre-Columbian pottery with pictures of animals unique to the island. 500 florin notes were introduced in 1993, with the 5 florin note replaced by a coin in 1995.
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